Link120715SPRINGFIELD – Millions of dollars could soon offer much-needed relief to local officials as they prepare for winter, said State Sen. Terry Link.

Legislation that would free up gas tax money for Lake County communities was approved in the Illinois Senate today. State transportation officials haven’t provided exact numbers on how much these communities are owed, but last year, Waukegan, for example, received more than $2 million in gas tax money. Across Lake County, the total was $23.6 million.

“This measure frees up money that belongs to local communities,” said Link, a Waukegan Democrat who represents much of the northern suburbs. “It makes no sense for it to sit in Springfield while local officials worry about affording winter services their communities need.”

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link gmlvchamberState Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) joined a gathering of more than 100 business professionals and area lawmakers this week. The event, sponsored by the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for an open dialogue on legislation aimed to improve the business environment in Illinois.

“Working side-by-side with the business community to keep a healthy economy and employment opportunities is one of my top priorities,” said Link. “I look forward to continuing to work with these entrepreneurial leaders to promote a thriving Illinois."

Sen. Link joined U.S. congressman Robert Dold and State Representatives Carol Sente and Ed Sullivan Jr. at the annual breakfast event.

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IEC Scorecard2015 Sen8(Springfield, IL) - The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its 2015 Environmental Scorecard this week. Senator Terry Link (D-Gurnee) has been honored with a perfect voting record.  A total of 61 state legislators received an award for their voting record during the 2015 legislative session. “Terry Link is a leader for the environment in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling.

The 2015 Environmental Scorecard included six individual legislative measures.  Bills on the 2015 Environmental Scorecard include:
-    SB116 authorizes a county or municipality to establish a green special service area with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing.

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Fishing Derby 2015State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) was in attendance for the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s 25th annual Fishing Derby on July 29. Almost 200 people gathered at Big Bear Lake in Vernon Hills for an afternoon of fishing, carnival games and fun exhibits.

The event brings SRACLC summer camp participants and their families together for Family Day.

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